A lidded box, often made of oak or walnut with incised carving, designed to hold the family bible with its record of births, deaths and marriages. They were sometimes set on a stand and were popular in the 17th and 18th century, although there are also 19th century examples.
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A New Zealand Jane Brenkley carved and painted rose decorated box, rectangular form, the lid and sides carved in deep relief with roses, stained and painted red and green, diamond incised edging, the interior with further poker work decoration of farmhouse
A good 19th century N.Z. colonial woods work box, mottled kauri with dark hardwood edging, the lid with six pointed star-on-star inlay in various timbers, the interior lid with an inlaid cross on a stepped base. Some design elements similar to the Seuffert
Tunbridge Ware burr timber inlaid box with a silk lined interior lid & later work to the box interior. A burr veneer with two bands of geometric inlay, mother of pearl inlaid keyhole, with a key & certificate.
A Tunbridgeware rosewood work box, later 19th century, the box with a fitted compartmentalised tray covered in red patterned paper, the box with bold patterned parquetry borders and mother-of-pearl escutcheons; with key, height 12 cm, width 25 cm, depth 17
A Victorian walnut sewing box, circa 1860s, the parquetry box with a flat domed top, strapped with key fret bands in coloured timbers, and centred with a diamond cartouche and conforming escutcheon of mother-of -pearl with a cross banded surround, the inte
An Arts & Crafts style carved sewing box, by Arthur Bertram Meddick 1898-1979. Working Great Britain and N.S.W., Australia. Carved circa 1920, for May Sterena (who later became his wife) with MS monogram carved front of box. the interior has a lift-out tra
An Anglo Indian sandalwood and sadeli mosaic sewing box, mid 19th century, the hinged lid inset with a relief carved landscape panel, internally fitted and complete with original ivory and mosaic inlaid compartment lids and bobbins, 31.5 cm wide note: the
An ebony inlaid huon pine sewing box, Tasmanian, circa 1860, 12.5 cm high, 15 cm wide, 24.5 cm deep. Literature: Australian Furniture: Pictorial History and Dictionary, 1788-1938, Kevin Fahy and Andrew Simpson, Casuarina Press Ptd Ltd, Woollahra plate 80 (
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